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This listing is for the opalescent (with green drips) piece shown in every photo only- $209 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS (significantly less in US$). The others in the group photos have been included to get a relative feel for the colour and size of this piece.
Background Info and Provenance
An art glass vase made BY HAND by Bohemian (Czechoslovakian) glass-works, Kralik. This is an antique piece dating back to the early 1900’s. I tend to have little interest in antique glass as it’s often too “old-fashioned” in looks for my taste but I love this one. The design looks as though it could have been made at any time over the last 120 years making it a very timeless investment.
I’ve seen a few of the Kralik bowls in this style over the years but this is the first vase like this I’ve seen. The bowls don’t really interest me- the sinewy dripping flow of the green glass is what stands out for me (and the bowls don’t really have this).
The concept is fairly simple but when you really study the construction you realize it’s not simple at all. The green has been done in one application- how they’ve achieved this baffles me. The opalescence in the white is beautiful- the iridescence in the green is stunning because it accentuates the sinewy drips.
Kralik, along with various other glass-works that operated about 120 years ago, were some of the first to really experiment with art-glass design and push glass into new realms. These makers were true creators- their pieces are often landmark designs and as such are not only stunning but also have historical value. Decorative arts pieces should come from the hands and hearts of people (instead of machines) which is the biggest reason for investing in HAND-MADE art. There’s no better way to invest in your home and our environment.
This vintage piece is in excellent condition for its age with no noticeable damage to report at all. NO cracks, NO chips, NO repairs. It presents extremely well. I’ve looked at it closely and can’t fault it. It’s hand-made so obviously has evidence of this if you really want to scrutinize it. This item has a height of 16cm and about 7cm across at the widest point. Read our 1080+ feedback comments (ALL for vintage design SALES). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe my items as accurately as I can and I will not stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
PICK-UP . . . from 30 or 40 minutes North of BRISBANE city is accepted but postage is preferred as my home is hard to find. Because of this I will nominate a friend or family member for you to collect the item from if you need collection. Pick-up in person must be worked out prior to purchase- thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE is offered internationally. All our Decorative Arts pieces are delivered through AUSTRALIA POST. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE ESTIMATES. . . . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To BRISBANE- most of our pieces cost $15 - $18 to send. . . To SYDNEY or MELBOURNE- Small Vase- around $20 - $23, Medium Vase- around $20 - $25, Large Vase- around $24 - $30. Let us know if you need an EXACT COST for postage prior to purchase. The above postage estimates include $2.95 for a signature on delivery. . . INSURANCE against being lost or broken in transit up to the value of $200 is included in the estimates above. If your vase is cheaper or more expensive than $200 this will effect your postage fee slightly. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A BOXING FEE of $3.00 is included in the fee above to cover the cost of searching for and storing used packing materials. With the millions of cardboard boxes that end up as landfill every year we don’t believe in supporting the manufacture of boxes for post. Instead of buying new boxes and packing materials and passing this cost onto our customers we spend considerable time sourcing used boxes and then fashioning boxes to fit each item. We do the same for bubble-wrap and foam pieces. This requires a large investment of time, energy, ingenuity, organization and storage space- it is much easier and cheaper to buy new packing materials but I can’t justify taking the easy way out when so much packing material ends up polluting our earth. Our $3.00 charge does little to pay for the time (and storage) needed do this and to pack your item (there is also the time needed to get your package to the post office). This is something we’re happy to do for our customers and the environment. We appreciate your support in this area.
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